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reverend michael rock delivers sunday mass at our lady of lourdes catholic church in philadelphia during the coronavirus crisis
City Life

Catholics Can Still Find Public Mass — and Even Communion — During the Philly Coronavirus Crisis

This post has been updated with a comment from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The vast majority of churches in the Philadelphia region have closed their […]

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City Life

Meet the Cherry Hill Pastor Who Hears the Eagles’ Prayers

He gets it. Which is no small thing. Kyle Horner, pastor of Connect Church in Cherry Hill — the spiritual home to several Philadelphia Eagles, […]

bill golderer
City Life

Can This Charismatic Pastor Rally Philly Around Its Most Intractable Problem?

Almost four years ago, I met Bill Golderer for the first time, and like many people who meet Bill Golderer, I felt moved. I can’t […]

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Be Well Philly

Reconnecting With Her Faith Helped This Fitness Blogger Recover From an Eating Disorder

I’ve been athletic and in sports my entire life. I really enjoyed working out, but I never felt like I was truly healthy. I wasn’t […]

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City Life

Church of Scientology Says It’s Building a Huge House of Worship in Center City

Thanks to actress Leah Remini’s explosive A&E documentary series on the Church of Scientology, the ridiculously controversial (read: allegations of kidnapping, financial coercion, and physical […]

black mass philamoca satanic temple
City Life

The Satanic Temple to Perform a Black Mass In Philly Tonight

New Jersey resident Joan Bell has been camped out in front of 12th and Spring Garden arts venue PhilaMOCA since 6 p.m. on Thursday. She […]

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Voters Complain About “Intimidating” Bibles at Philly Polling Places

When Jess Conda walked into her polling place inside a community center at 12th and Wharton streets on Tuesday, the South Philadelphia resident says she […]

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Strange Revelations: The Philly Hate Preacher Who Wants to Save Your Soul

You wouldn’t exactly expect a fight to break out when you take your kids to Chestnut Hill’s immensely popular Harry Potter Festival. But when street […]

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City Life

Christian Music Fest Founder Charged With Sexually Assaulting Children

The South Jersey pastor behind Creation, the nation’s largest Christian music festival, has been charged with sexually assaulting four children. Police arrested Harry Thomas, of Medford, […]

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LGBTQ&A: Clay Cane

Clay Cane is a New York City–based award-winning journalist, author, television personality, documentary filmmaker, and CNN.com contributor. Cane is the creator and director of the […]

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Penn State’s Giant Crucified Frog: Edgy Art or “Anti-Christian Hate Speech”?

We’re pretty sure that no one has ever written a story before about the art program at Penn State’s Abington campus, but when there’s a […]

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City

Anti-Religious Group Fighting Proposed Villanova Bridge

Last month Radnor Township approved a new pedestrian bridge over Lancaster Avenue that Villanova wants to build. The bridge design has proven controversial due to […]

Mount Carmel Cemetery
City

Local Religious Leaders Condemn Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Almost 200 local religious leaders gathered this afternoon for an interfaith press conference denouncing the vandalism of the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia. The […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Insulted at Padres Game

The members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus claim they were insulted with homophobic slurs while trying to perform the National Anthem. Saturday night […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Faith Leaders Are Advocating for Pennsylvania Fairness Act

Faith leaders and congregations have joined Equality Pennsylvania in pushing state legislators to pass the Pennsylvania Fairness Act. Last weekend, 18 Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Jewish […]